Bangkok Poll: 62.5% of respondents want emergency decree lifted

19:27, July 06, 2010      

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The Research Institute of Bangkok University discovered that a majority of 62.5 percent of the total respondents in its latest Bangkok Poll want the emergency decree lifted, the Bangkok Post's website reported on Tuesday.

The Bangkok University's latest Bangkok Poll asked a total of 1, 146 Bangkok's respondents over 18 years of age.

As the 62.5 percent said the state of emergency should be revoked in capital Bangkok, some 37.5 percent of others supported its continued use.

Concerning risks of living in capital Bangkok, the respondents gave an average score of 5.94 points out of 10.

The higher the score, the greater the risk is, while the averaged score in last April was 0.52 points lower.

Politics topped the risk ratings, while family relations received the lowest score.

To reduce the risks, some 22.3 percent of the respondents said all sides should promote reconciliation by stopping support for media that promote social divisions; 20.3 percent said the government should solve problems concerning people's well-being and cost of living; and 17.2 percent of others view the government needs to solve the problem of heavy traffic congestion and improve public transport.

Thailand's weekly cabinet meeting earlier Tuesday resolved to lift the emergency decree in five provinces and renew it for another three months in capital Bangkok and 18 other provinces, or totally 19 provinces of Thailand's 76 provinces.

The cabinet's resolution was made as the emergency decree is going to complete its 3-month term of the enforcement on Wednesday, July 7.

Source: Xinhua

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